First edition of Rajasthan IoT Summit by FICCI concludes in Jaipur
Jaipur: To discuss on the technology disruptions in today’s era Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)today organized “Rajasthan IoT Summit” at SMS Convention Centre, Jaipur. With “Transforming Business through Technology Disruption” as the theme, this was the first edition of Rajasthan IoT Summit.
Addressing the house, Chief Guest, Mr. DB Gupta, Chief Secretary, Government of Rajasthan said, “IoT is an emerging topic of technical, social and economic significance. Government agencies are striving to deliver quality services in increasingly complex environment and therefore will look at ways to apply IoT Technology to find new value for their citizens.” According to him, issues like security, privacy and legal rights still remain a question and concerns about privacy and other harms might hold back users to explore the full potential of IoT.
Elaborating the use of IoT in the state of Rajasthan, Mr. DB Gupta said, “In Rajasthan we are committed for creating developed society based on technology. Rajasthan was first State to introduce e-governance and our efforts inspired the government at center too.” He also mentioned about 10,000 gram panchayats in Rajasthan that have e-mitras and video conferencing facility along with other measures adopted by Govt. of Rajasthan.
In his key-note address, Mr Subodh Agarwal, Addl Chief Secretary, Industries, GoR talked about how technology is constantly evolving from agriculture revolution to industrial revolution and human mind and body has kept pace with it and kept changing according to the situations. But when human body and mind fails to keep pace with the changes according to technology that is disruptive in nature. According to him, we should do what we inherently like and not what is said to us by our neighbor or our parents because when we work according to what is in our inherent behavior, we produce 10x time of what is expected from us and that is disruptive technology.
Talking about IoT, Mr Ambrish Kumar, Commissioner, IT, Government of Rajasthan said IoT is a group of buzz words like block chain, IoT, Artificial intelligence etc. Before we want to do IoT, we need internet and today, 4G connectivity is the base of IoT. The biggest opportunity in IoT in India is in power & water sector. The problem with Indian business mindset is we copy ideas from west but do not brainstorm those ideas in accordance with Indian business and ecosystem reality.
During his address, Mr. Sudhanshu Mittal, Director, Industry 4.0, NASSCOM Centre of Excellence on IoT & AI elaborated his views in presentation titled, “Digital transformation in automotive world”, in which he explained his views on technology adoption in manufacturing process and technology inside the vehicle. He also shared his perspective on Digitalization philosophy and urged that one should not do the digitalization just for the sake of digitalization and one should start the journey with small step, experiment and scaling up. He also emphasized that commitment from top leadership is non-negotiable in this sector.
Addressing the inaugural session, Mr. Bimal Patwari, Chairman, Rajasthan IoT Summit and Chief Executive, Pinnacle Infotech said, “Technology is advancing rapidly and disrupting our ecosystem. He quoted some interesting examples of various studies regarding futuristic technologies affecting daily lives. He urged that we must recognize the Tsunami of Technology and ride this wave. Nobody can stop the change so it’s better that Government, industry, academia and citizens need to embrace it to solve the various problems our nation is facing and change the world.
Sharing his presentation, Mr. Rajeev Saluja, Associate Partner, IoT in Government & Public Sector, Ernst & Young explained his views on ‘future of IoT’ where he elaborated on his views of various key digital trends. He also explained the concept of digitalization and how virtual augmented and mixed reality is shaping the industrial world across globe.
Sharing information about the event, Mr Somesh Gupta, Chairman, FICCI RSC Sub-Committee on ITs & ITes said, “Emerging technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) are shaping our lives and disrupting the traditional businesses at a rate of change never seen before in the history. Enterprises and service providers have been looking at IoT as a key enabler to drive digital transformation and to unlock the operational efficiencies and therefore in order to unleash the true value of Industry 4.0 and for bringing the Indian MSME sector at the forefront of the fourth Industrial revolution, we will need significant push in terms of funds, infrastructure, technical knowhow and exposure to make the benefits of Industry 4.0 accessible to the bottom of the pyramid.”
A session on “Demystifying the potential of Artificial Intelligence & IoT” saw participation of prominent speakers like Mr Deepak Mittal, Business Head – Front Office Transformation, (Communications, Media and Information), TCS; Mr Tulsidharan Viswanathan, Director, Digital Government – India, SAP India; Mr Harsh Pareek, Regional Sales Director, Trimble Solution India Pvt Ltd;Mr Mohit Grover, Principal Consultant – Industry 4.0, Nagarro Software, etc. talk about Industry 4.0, Adoption Vision & Countering the Myths around AI, Bridging the gap between physical and digital with IoT Solutions etc.
During another Session on “Role of IoT in Building a Smart, Secure and Connected World” had prominent speakers including Mr Vijay Sethi, Chief Information Officer, Hero MotoCorp Ltd.; Mr Ravinder Pal Singh, Director - Business Development (Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation), Dell; Mr Gyana Bardhan Pattnaik, Senior Vice President, Sonata Software; Mr Rishabh Chopra, Startegy Leader, India Coutry Program, PATH etc. talked in length about Scaling up of Nextgen IoT products, IoT’s potential in healthcare disruption etc.
A knowledge report on “Future of IoT” by FICCI and E&Y was also released during the summit today. More than 150 participants took part in the summit.